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VOLUME LXVII-NO. 178.
TERRIFIC STORMS.
HaVOC Wrought by a Hurricane
in Australia.
Seieral Wrecks Reported Along tlie Coast
of England.
Parßell Reported to Have Decided to Resign
tbe Leadership of the Nationalists.
The Queen's Speech.
Ererlal to Thk Morviso Call.
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Cablsbad, Nov. 24.— River has over
.'■ flowed and treat damage is being done. At
. ' T«chanch a mine is flooded and twenty men
perished. For the last three days a hurri
■ cane has raged throughout Austria, with'
■ avalanches and floods in the mountain
: regions. • •
.'■'; ": ' MARINE DISASTERS.
• London, Nov. 24.— Heavy, gales are pre
. - Tailing in the south and west of England
■, md many, vessels are seeking shelter. The
I •' Danish schooner Kegina has been sunk in
. ■ collision with the steamer Primate, live of
• tho schooner's crew were drowned. The
' steamer put into Copenhagen.
A number of wrecks and collisions have
■ been reported.
The steamer Uppingham is ashore at
■ Ilaninr.tt. Twenty-one persons were res
cued from the steamer. The first officer
was lost. A boat containing live of the crew
. is Biasing.
The British steamer Calypso, from Medi
terranean ports, iuunderid off Sandgate
: . after being in collision. The crew has ar
■• rived at Folkestone. The collision occurred
. ' last night. The other vessel was a Spanish
. steamer." It is supposed she also foundered.
Tlie reeer.t tieavy rains mid overflow of
rivers ■ nave flooded Ions: stretches of the
Manchester Ship Canal, doing great dam
age. Four thousand five hundred navvies
■ are idle in consequence.
BIUTISH rAULIAMEXT.
Beference to Hatters it Import loco in the
Qneeu's Speech.
London, Nov. 24. — The Queen's speech
which will be read before Parliament to
morrow alludes to the negotiations with
Portugal ai d wish Italy concerning East
African affairs not yet brought to a success
. ful conclusion. The bepe is expressed that
the negotiations now progressing with
France will soon lead to a satisfactory set
tlement i.f the Newfoundland fishery mat
ter. Alluding io the threatened potato
famine in the West of Ireland, the Queen
expresses rtgret tiud trusts that measures
will be tafcnn to mitigate the peoples dis
tress. Bills will be Introduced relative to
land purchase in Ireland, titles, assisted ed
ucation for Scotland and the extension of
heal government in England. If the work
ol the session permits, a bill relative to lecal
government in Ireland will also be intro
duced.
It was learned to-night that after the closa
of the O bheacase the Conservatives at a
private conference unanimously decided that
Parliament should be immediately dissolved.
-♦ ;
A COURT-KOOM TUAGEDY.
•..".Two- Ken Ki'ltd and Another Dargercusly
_:;■ ; •". Wounded at Biraf. Sicaraena.
• -!.--' .Panama, Nov. 24.— At Him, Nicaragua,
• ■ October 22d, Toruas Martinez was arraigned
;'- for trial ou a charge of attempting to mur
;:. der Dr. Trinidad Fiores. When the accused
■ was called upon to plead lie stepped forward
.and .putting his band into his pocket ex
■. claimed: "Gentlemen, 1 know the jury
:.: will condemn me, but before being con
■'. demned, I must get rid of this one," There
.' upon he drew a revolver and shot Dr. Fiores
'•■dead. . oenor Gustavo Chainorrow picked up
'.a chair, but almost immediately ft- 11, shot
.'■ through the brain. Gregorio Kojas, an old
• gentleman, the father-in-law of the first
'•■ victim, closed with the prisoner, who also
■ ! shot bun, the wound being dangerous. The
■ . prisoner escaped, but was afterward cap
« tured.
■■ ■" fSfTS? •
PAX.NELL'S FUTURE.
A Bumor That He Will Retire From the
Leadership cf the Irish . Tty.
London, Not. 24.— The Star, tb* '°ading
home-rule paper of England, says it ha*, re
i liable information that I'arnell will retire
from the leadership of the Irish Nationalists.
A .meeting of the Paraeilites will be held
to-morrow prior to the opening of the House
til Commons. Parnell will prealde. Ills
policy, as recently announced, will be dis
cussed and embodied ia the amendment!) in
■'. reply to the Queen's speech. The precise
scope and character of the attack upon the
. Government will bo settled at the meeting.
Gladstone will tay nothing as to the course
■ he will follow in regard to Parnell's leader
ship until he has held consultation with his
. eolhagues.
It ts stated on excellent authority that
Parnell will announce to a meeting (if Na
tionalist members to-morrow his retiiv
weut from the leadership.
*
'■'■:. : Continuous Earthquake.
Panama, Nov. 24.— Advices from Uogota
lay that a new Cabinet has been formed by
Marcelllano Vilez.
Advices from QuezaUenango say that
earthquakes and subterranean rumblings
continue to increase in Almolongo. la
Tymil the i-ui.diu^s are mucli damnged.
The wh>le I>U region from Santa Jlana
southward for a long time has been in a
state of activity. A number of hot-water
streums and columns of sulphurous smuke
are visible.
» ■
Meeting cf Anarchist?.
Paris, Nov. 24.— A meeting of Anarchists
was held here yesterday to discuss the ar«
rests of Nihili-ts recently made in this city.
■Padlewski, the Russian' I'ole who is sus
pected of tlie murder of General Seliverskoff,
was appointed honorary President Violent
speeches were made, and a resolution was
adopted declaring that in the event of a
failure to effect a social reform there would
be a revolution.
Bestrictioni on Jews
St. Petershuko, Nov. 24.— The Govern
ment bas forb idden the newspapers to pub
lish the petition drawn up by Jews asking
tltat they be plated on a civil equality witli
other classes in Russia. Orders have been
§ivei» tliat' no Government work be given
ews outside the tenitorial limits a&signed
them.
A Er.ya Proclamation.
Tub Hague, Nov. 24.— The Queen Recent
bas issued a proclamation declaring Princess
. ..Wilhelmina Queen of Netherlands, and ac
. eepting the regency during her minority.
RED PAINT.
Barrard Eindenti Celebiate Their Etc nt
Foo'-Bnll Victory Ovfr Yale.
Boston, Nov. 24.— Ilarvard students had
'."-"a torchlight procession with firewprks to
night to celebrate their foot-ball victory.
When President Elliott's house was reached
he made a speech congratulating them on
their victory, and also on the play of Yale.
He said the most satisfactory thing about
the gaiue was the magnificent rally of Yale.
The statue of John ilarvard was draped in
red bunting and everything about the college
was red, except the books.
- '„•;■ ■".'. Charged With a Shortly*.
Feohia (111.), Nov. 24.— Frank Stuben
rauch, cashier of the Kock Island road in
this city, was arrested 10-day chared with a
Shortage of $18,000. No statement was
made by tlifi company, and the cashier's at
torney asserts tlu.l he does not owe the com
pany a cent.
8l«Y:rv H;v:ved. I
: ; . Wi.sHi.vGTC3f, Nov. 24.— Colombian
Minister of Foreign Affairs has forwarded a
■ dispatch to Brazil faying tliat information
" haabeen received that atCantieta Brazilians
. '.nave captured natives of Columbia and car
: „ ried them off to I'utiimayo ltiver, where they
-.have been Bold as slaves. Other atrocious
crimes have been committed on the frontier
THE MORNING CALL.
by unknown Brazilians. A most vigorous
protest and demand for justice is made by
Colombia.
MORE FAILURES.
Assignments of a Mew York Broker and a
Pittsburg Coal-Oil Finn.
New York. Nov. 24.— Edward Brandon,
member of tbe Stock Exchange since 1852,
has failed. It was said that all through the
recent decline Brandon carried a large line
of stocks, but after losing an immense
amount of money on the bull side he
turned bear and sold stocks short nnd was
caught in the rapid advance that followed.
Later an assienment was made to Robert S.
Miller with the preferences aggregating
8175,000. - ,
Edward Brandon, who failed to-day, is a
member of New York's "Four Hundred."
He was prominent in the management of the
Academy of Musiejn the old days of Maple
son Mil the Italian opera.
failure OF a PITTSBUKG firm.
riTTsmitc., Nov. 24.— Thomas Fawcett&
Sous, one of the largest coal-oil firms in the
city, assigned this morning. The liabilities
are estimated at $400,000. The members of
the firm gay the assets will exceed this
amount by 5150,000. The senior member of
the firm. Thomas Fawcett, is President of
the Central Bank. Judgments aggregating
8160,000 were entered by tho Central Bank
■ his morning, and all the property of the
firm levied upon to satisfy claims.. The lia
bilities are €400,000, with asset* of about
S6QO.OCO. The firm lias been carrying a large
amount, of paper, and for two months It is
known they were about to give up the light.
Tlie failure will have no eit'ct a Don the
Central Bank as it is amply protected. The
failure Is attributed to a long-continued de
pression of the river coal trade. r> '
BANK BUS ENDED.
NEW York, Nov. 24— run on the Cit
izens Savings Bunk is | radically over. This
morning only fifty depositors called for
money.
pketttman's failure.
Chicago, Nov. 24. — Judge Prendergast
to-day removed Johnson, assignee of Prelty
nian's bank and the North Division Lumber
Company, and appointed the Jennings
Trust Company receiver. • The creditors
had protested vigorously against Johnson as
being too closely connected wilhPreltyiuan.
There is much indignation over the failure.
MISSING STOCK OPEKATOR.
Philadelphia, Nov. 24.— There is con
siderable speculation as to the whereabouts
of Colonel John If. Baker, a well-known
stock operator, who lias been missing since
Wednesday. His paper to the ixieut of
nearly $1,000,000 is said to be held by various
institutions, but his assets may cover this
amount.
RUNNING FIGHT.
Desperate and Biocdv Eicount;r Be wsen
Cowboys ar.d a Numb r o r Mf-xicnng.
DXXVZB, Nov. 24.— A LasVejas (N.Mex.),
special to the News says a courier in to
night from Anton, a small Mexican settle
ment, 25 miles sou lh, brings news of a terrible
running fight between fifteen or twenty 4#w
bf>y-i and a large numlw of Mexicans. Hun
dreds of shots were exchanged, and several
were killed and wounded on both sides. Tlie
courier had no details, having left to sum
mon tbe Sheriff.
CONDENSED TELEGRAMS.
Nfw rOBK, Nov. 24. — The Brooklyn
police census returns show a population of
855,813. The Federal census mate it 808,000.
London, Nov. 21— "articles of asso
ciation of a company Requiring the business
of Baring Bros. & Co. were registered to-day .
Columbus (S. C), Nov. 24.— A telegram
from the Sheriff at Su inter says the riot has
subsided. Twelve ringleaders were arrested
and arc on trial.
Pestji, Nov. 24. — An epidemic of influenza
pn-vaiM at Fuenfkirrhei:, llungr.iy. Ote
thousand persons ore sick. A conference of
doctors has been called.
■ Buffalo, Nov. 24. — Advices from Akron,
Erie County, this afternoon, state a great
conflagration is raging in the village. Par
ticulars arc unobtainable..
Chicago, Nov. 24.— The temperature at 8
o'clock this morning was as follow*: Chi
cago 34°, New York 3 ■ : , St Louis 34°, Cin
cinnati 34°, Winnipeg 30 .
Lynx (Mass.), Nov 24.— The First Church,
known as "the mother of New England
Method has voted in favor of .admit-^
ting women into the General Conference.
Bkooklyx, Nov. Judge Pratt of the
Supreme Court hai denial a motion of the
Trustees of the Sugar Trust to vacate the
interlocutory decree entered against them.
Halifax, Nov. 24.— Intelligence is re
ceived of the wreck of a craft containing
Captain Snow, his wife. son ami a sailor, at
St. Francis. The captain's son was the only
one saved.
Vi'iiiti: Rxveb Junction (Vt.), Nov. 24.—
Mrs. Miriam Mar.-.ton, a widow, aged 70,
was murdered yesterday while alone in her
house. IJer head was battered in. There is
no clue to the murderer.
London, Nov. ~24.— Padl<>wgky."lhe sup
posed assassin of General Silverskoff, in
Paris, has been traced to (Mend, whence he
took the steamer for Dover on Thursday.
British and French detectives are on his
track. •
•Washington, Nov. 24.— A light rain has
fallen in the Middle Mississippi Valley.
The temperature has fallen In the lower re
gion and the idle «nd North Atlantic
States, and has risen or remained nearly sta
tionary elsewhere. ■ :
Minneapolis, Nov. 24.-4. Winnipeg
special says: Judge Killan to-diy delivered
a decision against the appeal of the Human
Catholics against the act passed by the last
Legislature abolishing separate schools. The
case will be appealed.
Washington, Nov. 24.— Tim War De
partment lias transferred to the Secretary of
the Interior, for disposition under the law,
the military reservation at Fort Jiidwell, at
the north cud Of Surprise Valley, , Moduc
County, Gal., containing 3000 acres.
Washington, Not. i 24.— Tlie Supreme
Court of the United States has affirmed the
judgment of the Circuit Court of Maryland
in the case of- Henry John and two others,
sentenced to death for murder comrniiti d
during a riot on the island of Navassa in 18S9.
LoHDOK, Nov. 24.— A dispatch from War
saw state» that the mother of one of three
young soldiers who were executed by Gen
eral Gourko, ti e Military Governor, on a
charge of murder, nf which they were Inno
cent, has gone insane. The day after the
execution the real murderer surrendered
hiuibelf. GeneraCGonrko la much affected.
The AmTioan A3iocia - inn.
Lorisvir.i.K, Nov. 24. — The American
Ba«e-ball Association Jo-Jay elected Allen
W. Thurniiin, son o"f Judge thurman, Pres
ident. 1' is understood that Toledo, .Syra
cuse and KueltesU-r will be dropped next
season, and the association is likely to in
clude Louisville, Columbus, St.Louis, lialti
niore, Boston, Chicago. Philadelphia aud
Washington or Cincinnati. The frozen-out
clubs will likely make a fight.
Troop's Char.jßH.
New York, Nov. 24.— The Mail and Ex
press' London special says: Lieutenant
Troup writes to the Graphic reiterating the
charges against Stanley mid accusing him of
throw kg the blame in the officers of the
rear guard mid crediting the scandalous
stories regarding several of them in order to
shirk the responsibility of the ill-furtune of
that part of his expedition. j

Free Silver Coinage
New York, Nov. 24.— The Dow-Joues
Company's Washington special says: The
members of Congress who have arrived s»y
the late ejections indicate that a large ma
jority ol the people are in favor of tne free
coinage of silver, and that there will be an
effort made at the approaching session to
pitss such i bill.
Graia Supply
New York, Nov. 24.— The visible supply
of grain is as follows: Whoat, 24,189,000
bushels, an increase of 9!£. 000; corn, 4 328
--000 bushfls, a decrease of 330,000; oats,
3,520,000 bushels, a decrease of 440,000; rye
661,000 bushels, a decrease of 124.(00; barley,
5,0U5,0t0 busheis, an increase of 330,000.

Ea Ecote to Hew York.
Hkw York, Nov. 24.— Commander lieiter,
f '•( lin of the Kauger at the time of the
Unrrundia affair, and Or. \V. 11. Haskins of
California, sailed frcm Colou to-d.iy fur this
city.
Murder and Snicide.
Butler (Pa.), Nov. 24.— At Glßde Knn
tli is afternoon Barney Brell fatally shot bis
wife and ceuimittid suicide. The couple
had bicu quarreling almost constantly of
lute.
SAN FRANCISCO. TUESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 25. 1890-EIGHT PAGES.
THE NEW MESSIAH.
Further Light on the Mystery
of the Indian Craze.
A Nevada Redskin lSho Answers the
Description Given by Porcupine.
Ration Da; at the ' Agencies— Promises to
Discontinue Dancing — Disaffection
Among Sitting Bull's Followers.
Special to The Morning Call.
Chicago, Nov. 24.— Everybody about the
array headquarters Is buss*. A larger force
than has been mustered iv tliat vicinity
since th« memorable campaign of 1870 will
be in the region about Pine Ridge by
Wednesday. Not only infantry and cavalry
have been moved up but also field artillery
and large quantities of ammunition and sup
plies. General Schofleid having instructed
General Miies to investigate the charge that
the present dissatisfaction among the In
dians is due more to a lack of rations than
the religious craze, lie lias sent Xnspector-
Geaeral lleyl to tho West, tie will visit
all the army posts and mo&t of the agency
stations.
General Miles has received a letter from
nn officer at Lus Angeles which throws fur
ther liglit on the Messiah mystery. lie tells
of an Indian from Nevada, answering the
description given by Porcupine, who talked
last spring with the officer. Ue said his
name was Johnson Sides, and he was known
by the Indians and whites where he lived as
" Peacemaker." lie showed n medal which
hrd been given him by some Christian so
ciety for his efforts in doing gtod. He
talked about the Bible and said he was de
sirous of waking peace witlievery one. He
told the Indians coming from far off to see
him, and showed a pipe recognised as one
from Dakota tribes. All this coincides wi'.li
Porcupine's story. The officer writes that
he firmly believes this good-natured Indiau
is the one nho caused all the trouble. He
taught the Indians (he story of Christ and
the time when he would once more visit the
earth, as taught him by Christian people.
He no doubt told the story in his true un
derstanding, r.ud the Indians in retelling it
warped it accuidiug to their likes and under
stand in*:.
HELPED THEMSELVES TO RATIONS.
A dispatch from Valentine, Nebr., to the
Associated sa\s: l{ation day passed
quietly at Kosebud. Not mure than twenty
of Short Bull's followers came in, ow
ing probably to the fact that the*
helped themselves to Government beef.
There is no likelihood of . a conflict
unless the troops attempt to arrest the fanat
ics responsible for the theft; Several ware
companies of infantry are due here to-ui^lit
or to-morrow, but even «hen they arrive the
force will still be too small, in the. opinion of
the officers, to make an asgies&ive move
ment. The policy of the officers is to act in
the most conservative manner.
' QUIET AT I'ISE JUDGE.
Pine Ridge, Nov. 24.— The day passed
quietly hne. All day long the Indians came
in for rations. No ■ attempt was made to
withhold supplies from such of the dancers
as came in. No Water, Big l!oad and other
leaders of the dai.cers have sent word
that they will stop. Little Wound is the
only chief who refuses to answer. Special
Agent Cooper is inclined to be suspicious of
the assertions of obedience by the others,
mid there will be no relaxation of vigilance.
General Brooke reports everything quiet to
uight, but the settlers along the reservation
line are Still stampeding and appealing for
aid. If things remain quiet for a few days,
the officers think the whole trouble will
subside.
IiETCRN OF FRIENDLY INDIANS.
Washington, Nov. 24. — Several dis
patches from General Miles were received at
the War Department this morning. ■ The
substance of them was mainly confirmatory
of the news already received from the West.
General isrooke, in command there, reports
he is si cure in his position, and friendly In
dians are coming to the agency in increased
numbers.
AFTER RATIONS.
Minneapolis, Nov. 24.— The Journal's
Pierre (£. Dak.) special says: This is
ration day at the Cheyenne Agency and the
Indiana are congregating there in large iium
hers. The scare is subsiding. Indian Agent
Norville, who has just returned Irom the
Had Kiver country, says the ludians there
are Abandoning th« dunces. = ii-~- : '
A Tribune Special from Pierre says : Par
ties returning from Cheyenne Agency re
port very few Indians there to-day, although
it was ration day. This is a suspicious cir
riiu, stance. A trader who has a store near
Kosehud reports that the Indians pillaged
his shop on Sunday.
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DESERTING SITTING BULL.
" St. Pali, Nov. 24.— A Pioneer Press spe
cial from Bhsmarek says: Most ii( the In
dians at Standing Kock are falling away
from Sitting Bull | because of the failure of
the Messiah to appear. All is quiet, al
though a small faction still keeps up the
dance. No further demonstrations were
made against the settlers between the agency
and Mandun, and they are returning Lome.
The ttiuipetft; of .'OO families to Eureka and
other tuwiis from the east side of the river
was caused by a .woin-in who saw the In
dians on the other side dancing and yelling,
and gave an alarm, fearing they were com
iug over to massacre. The people . are now
ret i iii
LOGGING CAMP MAIDED.
Shawa.no (Wis.), Nov. 21.— There was a
serious outbreak Saturday afternoon on the
V enomiui c Reservation. . One hundred and
titty armed Indians surrounded the logging
camp of lienry Sherry. The horses of the
camp were killed and the camp outfit was
destroyed. The thirteen* white men, who
were unarmed, fled for their lives. I The In
dians claim that the white men were tres
passing.
HUNTERS KOUGIILT TREATED.
= . Wichita (Kans.), Nov. 24.— A hunting
party, consisting cof' C. liulone, 11. C.
Ilaughland, T. lJoj ton and Alexander As
kew, citizens of Ashland, went into tin
Cherokee strip a few days ago. They had
} or nuts from the Deputy Marshal and went
into camp en Saturday night, thirty miles
west of Coldwell. Soon alter several In
dian scouts appeared and ordered them out
of the strip.' They produced their permits,
but the Indians refused to recognize them
and disarmed the party.' Hopes were tied
around their necks and the. scouts started
north with their prisoners. When within
five miles of the State line the hunters were
released. Their horses, camp equipments
and aims were confiscated. The party will
report the matter to the Government author
ities. -
. - „" QUIET INDIANS.
' Ottawa (Out.), Nov. 24.— Advices have
been received that the Indians in the | Cana
dian Northwest are perfectly quiet, and no'
disturbance is anticipated.
- ; ..' A DISAPPOINTED CROWD. *
• Blunt (S. Dak.). Nov. 24.— 1n a panic
Saturday night, caused by the. reported ap
proach of a band of Indians, great crowds
of people massed in a hotel here awaiting a
tight, which, did not come. Two children
seriously ill with scarlet.fever were brought
in, and all the people were exposed to. the
disease. " ■ ■ ■ • *
It <Is reported to-night' that a half breed
was killed at Fort Bennett for not partici
pating in the ghost dance. -
THE ACT OP A I.UNATIC.
An - Imar.e Doctor Taket th* Livei 'of ' Hit
Wife and Little Daughter.
Fai.kville (Ala.), 5 Nov. 24.— Dr. A. M.
Turner | last night hilled his wife and little
daughter. He has been twice in the asylum
and was only recently released. - He was in
a wild frenzy when the neighbors found him,
and he claimed he acted in self-defense.
CRUSHED TO DEATH.
Collars* of a Warehcnie Under the Weight
of Whuky.
Louisville, Nov. 24.— The storehouse of
the Pleasure KiOge Distiller}' Company col
lapsed to-dny uuder tiie weight of 12,530
barrels of whisky. Lowan Meyer was
fatally crushed. The warehousn was val
ued at $8i ro and the whisky at $300,000. It
is impossible yet to determine how much
the loss is upon it.
FINED FOII ABDUCTION.
The Ditgracefol Predicament of a Frcminent
Ntw York Business Kan.
New York, Nov. 24.— John Stephens,
who was arrested recently as lie was about
enteriue a disreputable house with Adeliua
Klund, agsd 13 years, pleaded guilty to a
charge of abduction in court to-day and was
fined $1000. It was stated that the name
Stephens was an assumed one, and that tlie
defendant is a prominent business man,
having four different plnces of business.
The tine wae recommended by Assistant
District Attorney Jerome, who said that it
was concurred In by Gerry, the head of the
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Children, out of mercy to the defendant's
family, who knew nothing of it.
DUEL IK THE DARK.
Fieht Between Two Colored Men and Both
Fatally Cut With Bazors.
Phii.apei.phia, Xov. 24.— William Ten
niugton and Kichard Corsey, both colored,
quarreled to-night over money matters nnd
came to blows. The lamp was overturned
and extinguished and the men fought a hor
rible duel in tlie darkness. When the police
came both were found fatally cut with
razors.
WESTERN ROADS.
Rumors of Impending Changes in the
Directory of the Union Faciflc.
Nf/w Toi;k, Not. 24.— Gould lias been
visiting the. different brokers' offices to-day,
and it is reported lie is the buyer of stocks.
He lias also been at the St. Paul office in
conference with Vice-President Bond. " II«
says tlio general situation looks all right for
a better market. It Is reported that Gould
lias finally brought all the Granger roads to
terms oil a pence basis. • .
President Hughitt of the Northwestern,
in answer to a question about the reported'
conferences with Gould on tin. 1 Union Pacific
matter, sill : ' "It- is true, . 1 have seen
Gould several times since I have been here.
There is no reason to expect any different
relations with the Union Pacific than those
1 now existing. The respective policies of.
the two companies will continue to con
serve the railway interests generally,- In
that there will be the saving of construction
of needless railway, and fair ami reason
able rates will he maintained in the Interest
of th« public and the companies."
♦ Interest in the schemes for the improve
ment of the railroad situation in the West
continues unabated in Wall-street circles.
Gould's efforts to bring about harmony .set
many eyts upon him. Gould on Sunday
was conferring with the head* of
the Chicago and Northwestern Com-
I any, -including Albert Keep, ' Chair
man of , the ' Board 1 of -Directors,
and Marvin Hughltr, President. It. Is un- '
derstood that progress has been made to
ward an agreement." The. prop: chance
in the management, of the Union Pacific
gives additional importance to the talks be
tween Goufd and the Northwestern chief
tains. A prominent Vimderbiit officer said
to-day : "'i he Jfurtii westem-Union-PaciGc hl
luince hsisbren misrepresented in the interest
.of Wall-slreet operations. The talk about'
the boycott of th« Union I'aciiic was for the ,
same purpose. The contract between the
two companies is sufficiently elastic to ad
mit all the other roids that can enter on the!
same terms as the Northwestern. The con-!
tract piovides for through trains and
through freight lines over the two systems. ;
It will be maintained, hut it will be bp»n to
' other granger roads on the name terms."
Gould said to-day that he knew nothing
that had been actually transacted Id regard
to the' railroad situation. He smilingly
assented to a suggestion that -Wall-street
matters were decidedly improved. "There
bus been no action on union Pacific affairs,''
he remarked, "and it will not do to count
too many chickens before they are hatched.
It is true that Sage and myself will prob
ably go into the Union Pacific Hoard -of
Directors. I should not be surprised if Orr
and Hyde would also be asked to take posi
tions. I know of no decision as to the gen
eral management of the Union Pacific. Of
course Dillon, if he become President,
will not be burdened with too
many cares. All that lias been agreed
upon is that an active, practical railroad
manager will be placed in charee of the
operating department, under tho~President.
There will be a full agreement between
Boston and "Sew York interests, but no
changes have been decided upon as yet.
I'ock Island lias the same interest in ad
vancing rates that we all have. I have not
bought control of Kock Island nnd I am not
in control vt any property I am interested
in. I am a minority, stockholder in the
Western Union, Missouri Pacific and Man
hattan. 1 am fond of work, and— well, I
suppose I could get control if 1 wanted it."
OREGON IMI'KOVEMENT CO.
Beorga:intion Competed— Humor of a Prc
potfd Application for » Kecsivr.
I Seattle, Nov. 24.— Th« reorganization of
the Oregon Improvement Company, which
has been going on for some month!), was
completed to-day. Following is a circular
issued to-day by Resident Manager McNeil
ami Superintendent Lush, announcing the
changes:
"Air. E. W. Lyons has been appointed
Assistant Superintendent of the Columbia
and Puiret bound Railroad, with headquar
ters at Seattle, vice B. T. Can, resigned;
.Mr. G. .1. Mc( abe has been appointed As
sistant Superintendent of the Seattle and
Northern Railroad, with headquarters at
Atiaeortes, vice A. F. Nichols, transferred;
Mr. A. F. Nichols ha? been appointed
Assistant Superintendent of the Oiympia
branch of the Port Towu»end and Southern
Railroad, with headquarters at Olympia,
vied C. C. Jacobs, resigned. All of the
above appointments will take effect on and
alter this date."
The new men are all ex-Union Pacific
men, and nearly all of the did corps of local <
officials has been retained by the new man
agement. .
New York, Nov. 24.— 1t was stated to
day and not denied at the company's office
i that 1 - the Oregon Improvement -Company
would to-morrow apply . to have Jessup
Simon appointed receiver. ■ The appoint
ment wiil he made in Poitland. It was
also stated and not denied by the Treasurer
that the interest on bonds ; due December
Ist will not be paid. The trouble is said to
be loans were called and the company is un
able to pay them.
Seattle, Nov. 24. — Resident Manager
McNeil of the Oregon Improvement Com
pany : showed genuine surprise when in
formed ' of • the : reported - application
for a receivership. He simply said:
"1 . don't know anything - about : it,
'and have nothing -to - say about It.
From another well-informed quarter it was
learned that the | trouble dates back to the
close of Villard's management of the com
pany. When he left the s company
there • was . a floating debt of > several
millions, the existence of which could not
bo explained. This debt has never been
paid off. , When the first mortgage on the
property was issued, the bonds were
not immediately sold but were
hypothecated -to raise • money, and
the c, inpany was on the verge of
defaulting - in the payment of money and
going into ■ the bands of a receiver,' and a
second I mortgage . for . $16,000,000 was given
last spring find bonds were issued, the pro
ceeds of which were to be used in building
the Pott Townsend Southern Railroad from
Port Towuseud, along' the west shore of
Hood's Canal -to Olympin, "Seattle I and
the Northern Railroad from Anacortes,
up the Skagit River to . Hamilton,
and the =' building of tho Olympia
and '. ChehalU Valley > road, which ..was
from Olympia to Tenino. The • last-named
road was to form part of the - Port Town
send ■ Southern, ■ which 'It was proposed to
finally extend to Portland. These bonds
were never sold, but were hypothecated in
the same way as the first Isssue. The loans
are now falling due and are understood to
be the cause of the trouble. \ - . - ■ •
; Pom-land, Nov. -24.— J. O. Haines of Se
attle, General Attorney, of I the Oregon Im
provement Company, was teen I In this city
to-night - When shown the dispatch slating
that application would.be made to-morrow
for a receiver he ; said: i "I . know < nothing
whatever about ' the ; matter. As , far -as
I know the company is solvent" 'Joseph
Simon, who, it Is reported, is to be appointed,'
could not bo found. His brother, however,
said he ; supposed a receiver would be ap
pointed, as he had heard his brother speak
about the matter to-day.-£s?^3«MWtafj|§
F«tal Dynamite Exnlcii^n.
New YonK, Nov. 24.— Carlo J)urot and
Joseph Diego wore killed aud three other
laborers seiiously Injured tills afternoon by
an Hcciili-iiliil explusiun of dynauiitu which
they were preparing to blast.
NATIONAL BANKS.
Report of the Comptroller of
Currency.
Highly Satisfactory Showing for tbe Fast
Twelve Months.
Congressman Mills of Texas Desirous of
Succeeding Reagan in tbe United
States Senate.
Special to Tin Mohnino Calu
Washington, Nov. 24.— The annual re
port of Comptroller of Currency Lacey
covers the operations of that bureau for tlie
twelve months mdiug October lilst. Durine
this period 307 new banking associations
have been organized, fifty have gone into
voluntary liquidation and nine placed in
the hands of receivers, a net increase of l! 48,
constituting a larger growth than for any
similar period since IStxi. The number of
active banks on October 31st was 3507.
These banks have in capital stock $609,782,
--86T>; bonds deposited to secure circulation,
$140,1 ti0.900; nnd bunk notes outstanding,
Si?.), 750,043. including $54,790,1)07 reme
senu-d by lawful money deposited to redeem
the circulation still outstanding.
- ■ The gross decrease of circulation during
; the year, including notes of gold bauks and
failed .and: liquidating associations,'. , was
, 182.267,772 and the decrease, of circulation
'[ secured by United States bonds $5,248,549.
At the last reports the gross deposits of
these banks, including amounts due the
, banks, were 52,023,502,067; loans and dis
counts, $1,570,022,087. Both of these items
•how a great increase over any previous re
port. ; '■;■;'■'-'.
The Comptroller again calls attention to
the fact that the issue of circulating notes
has become uuremuuerativc on account of
the high premium commanded by Federal
bonds, and rt.-i.rv. -> the recoinmeudation that
the obligatory deposit of bonds be reduced—
« circulation issued equal in amouiii to the
par value of the boodfl pledged anil a semi
annual duty fixed of one-fourth of 1 percent
per annum. The passage of the biil to tins
effect nuw pending in Loth Houses would at
once mere use Uie volume of pap-r money by
about 1 1. 1 •,' ■■!'.'. hi, which nould, in a marked
degree, relieve the present monetary strin
gency. New associations could form more
rapidly without advancing the premium on
bonds necessarily purchased by the Secre
tary of tlie Treasury for the Milking Fund.
The passage ol the act providing for the
purchase oi silver bullion is considered by
the Comptroller as tantamount to a declara
tion that national banks will not be called
upon to furnish the additional circulation
which is evidently needed, mid the discussion
of a measure providing for the extension
and perpetuation of note Utasa based upon
seme Lew lvi m of security is deemed inop
portune.
An exhaustive statement of tlie proportion
of coin, paper money, etc.. used in banking
operations in IHM' aud 181H) sliowsanincrea.se
in money equal to tits per cent, which is
deemed aigni'jeant when cousidetrd in con
nection with the apparent insufficiency in
the aim unt ol coin aiui paper Money iv rir
culatiou. The Comptroller says the evident
lack oi currency is greatly ngi:ravatud by
the retirement of national bai.k notes,
which form of paper money nlone possesses
that elastic property so essential in a perfect
circulation. All ttie money issued direct
by the Government is necessarily non
eluslic by reason of its being iv all cases
available for lawful money, and in must
cases ]«.~-" i a-iiig legal-lender quality. The
Comptroller says if rapid extension is a
correct criterion, llie national blinking sys
tem is more favorable regarded than hereto
fore, and the transactions of the year have
been attended by more than an average de
gree of success.
AFTEK ANY OFFICE.
Roger Q Mi. ls Hat Kis Era on Several la.
tortant Positions.
Washington, Nov. 24.— Representative
Roger Q. Mills announces that he will retire
from Confess at the close of his next term
unless he is elected to succeed Senator
Ccke. He was interviewed on tlie probable
policy of the next House.
"Will the Farmers' Alliance candidates
elected in the South act with the Demo
crats?" he was asked.
'• ENperienec has taught me to rely only
on the straight-out nominees of the party.
In Arkansas FeaUterotone said on the stump
that he was v good a Demrcrat as Gate,
and be asked for Democratic votes, but ii he
had been e'.eeled it would have been by tlie
Republicans. It was the same way with
I.ungley, who ran against ISreckinridge. Ho
ni billed to go into the Republican camp.
In Kansas and Nebraska, wlicre the Repub
licans were defeated, 1 should say the Alli
ance men wete Democrat*. 1 cannot tell,
therefore, how thoM members who have
been elected by coalitions will act. In the
South, however, the great masses of the
Alliance voters are Democrats, and will not
desert that party. The talk of the Alliance
forming a third parly is absurd. We have
heard talk of this kind before, but when the
(ireat campaign comes the, lines between the.
two parties are always tightly drawn."
" Will the Democrats in the next Congress
' attempt to legislate in accordance with the
prmciplesof the Fanners' Alliance? 1 '
"The Deniocials in the House in the
Fifty-second Congress will meet the demand
for more money by passing the Silver Free-
I'omuue Mill, which the Senate may or may
not agree to, and which, if it ever readies
the White House, will probably be vetord by
President Harrison. That is all the legisla
tion which wu shall attempt in that line.
It is idle to talk of the Snb>Trea3nry Bill.
The Democratic party can never, as loug as
It exists, which will be as long as it is tiue
to strict coustructionlst ideas, indorse such
an unconstitutional scheme. Tilden, in his
letter to the Iroqr.ols Club, stated the prin
ciple of the Democratic party Id one sen
tence: 'The General Government shouM
do nothing for tho State which the State
can do for itself, and no Government should
do anything for au individual which he can
do for himself.' Wu ought never to gel
away from that doctiine. The Democratic
party believes (lint a citizen is able to take
care of himself and run his own finances.
Wu propose to let him do it, and keep as far
a nay from paternalizini; as possible."
Mills is evidently a candidate for every
thing that is in ftlftfit lie wants the Spe.ik
»■• -lup or the Chairmanship of the Ways
and Means Committee, and alter that he
will take the Texas Senatorship, it lie can
cet It, but he will not get the Speakership.
He is too outspoken in his free-trade utter
ances to please tho majority of the Demo
crats.
DEMANDS ON llli; XKi;VSUKY.
Appropriation! Recommended for the Light
" , House Service and Marina Corps. ■
{■ :, Washington, Nov. 24.— The ' annual re
port ,of the Light-house Board shows ' the
number of light-houses lias been Increased
during the year from 783 to 833. Three new
light-shirs are nearly ready for service ana
designs | are being prepared for. four more.
The board says it cannot enforce the law
providing the proper lighting of bridges over
navigable rivers, as no penalty is prescribed.
I The total expenditures during the past year
were $3,2G6,C00, of which $1,017,600 was for
special work - and • the ■ remainder for the
maintenance : of the establishment. The
estimates for .- the fiscal year 'of . 1892 ; are
85,383,658, of which $2,594,000 is lor main
tenance and the remainder for special works.'
Among ' the ' special appropriations *; are:
Michigan, $50,000; Coquille ltiver Station,
Oregon, $60,000; North Head, | Cape Dis
' appointment, Wash., $50,000; Grays Harbor
Linlit, Wash., $00,000; St. . Mary's I Light,
.Alaska, $80,000. .»■■ „.•.■■,.-.., .*.,.-..■__. ;
r, The annual report of Colonel Hebb«, com- 1
manding the Marine Corps, suggests an ap
- propriuti"n for 200 or 300 more : privates,' as
the vessels now built require more marines.'
Eight tjpci 'i:d Lieutenants should be added.
The barracks at iluro Island need repairing
badly; ■■■■■•'■ ;-* --••■: ;.■■-.-.;•:-■*>'..-.■ •;•■• ;:^;,;
He say* the erection of the marine bar
racks at Sitk.i, Alaska, will be commenced
as soon as the site fur it has been trans
ferred by the Navy Department.
General Thomas L. Casey, Chief of the
Army Knuineers, has also made his report.
He reeouimend3,nn appropriation of $380,000
for carrying out the projects of mortar and
great gun batterif s nt San Francisco harbor,
In addition to tlie $2(j0,000 already appro
priated for this purpose.
31ADE LEGAL TENDER.
Chin* Takes aa Important Stap Toward the
EsUbli'hment of ft National Bank.
Washington, Nov. 24. — The United
States Minister to China has informed the
Department of State that Canton dollars
and parts of dollars, made by order of the
late Viceroy, have been made legal tender
throughout China. lie says this, unless
tampered with, will undoubtedly worß a
financial revolution In China, and may pos
sibly result in the establishment of a na
tional bank and become the basis of a paper
currency.
Land Ruling.
■'. Washington, Nov. 24.— Secretary Noble
has granted the Southern Pacific Railroad
Company's application for the revocation of
the Departmental decision of February 25,
1869, in the suit against James Mackel, who
applied to make a timber culture entry for
land in the" Los Angeles (Cal.) district.
It was claimed by him that the land in ques
tion was excepted ; from the railroad com
pany's grant by reason of the fact that it
was embraced within the limits of ' the
Jurupn ltanchn at the date of the grant to
the railroad. The Secretary look an oppo
site view, and set aside the Commissioner's
decision, which was in favor of Mackel, at
the same time awarding the laud to the rail
road company. >
In the case of the Southern Pacific Com
pany vs. John A. Barry, another contest
from the Los Angeles Laud District, it was
held by the Secretary that. Barry's settle
men I, on the land In controversy, being sub
sequent to the revocation of the indemnity
withdrawal and prior iv point of time to its
selection ■by the railroad company, has a
priority of right to paid land, mid this right
will be sustained, provided the claimant be
able to show that lie has subsequently acted
in good faith and in compliance with the pro
visions of the pre-emption law.
v . - '. j>^> —
Kust Die by Eiectrici'y.
WA«ni.\(iTo.v, Xov. 24.— The Supreme
Court of the United Slates has affirmed the
judgment of the Supreme Court ot the State
of Sew York in thera.se of Shibuya Jugiro,
the Japanese murderer who is condemned to
be executed by electricity. The court held
the case was entirely similar to that of
KeuiUiler. , --.: „,-...
Exoort Cnty on Si!ver.
Washington, Nov. 24.— The Government
of Guatemala has imposed an export tax of
81 84 a pound on silver because of the
increased price of silver iv the United
States.
RUMORED ON 'CHANGE
The Oregon Improvement Com
pany Said to ile Involved.
AtUchmODti Reported to Kave Been lisued
Against Its Property and an Applica
tion for a B:c iver Cocteirp'a'.ed.
Considerable excitement wns caused in
shipping and mercantile circles yesterday
afternoon by a report that attachments had
been issued against thn property located
here of the Oregon Improvement Compiny,
one for 511)0,000 and another for $40,ri00.
It was also rumored that an application
would be made to-day to have a receiver
appointed, and that the interest ju bonds
due on December Ist will not be p.iid. The
trouble was said to be that loans have been
called and the company is unable to meet
them. Although it could not be definitely
ascertained, it is generally understood that
if attachments have lealiy been issued it is
at the in«t.ince of Goodnll, Perkins & Co.
OXI.Y A SMALT. MATTER.
One gentleman, who is prominent in com
mercial circles, said last evening: "I really
caunot understand how they could come to
be attached for such a small sum as $140,
--000. I know that five years ago (Villard was
out of it then) the company had a bonded
debt of 5.\000,000 and a floating debt of
$800,0t:0. It claimed then that its business
on this coast was clear and free of debt.
Villard afterward came into the company
again, and through Wetherbee, purchased
some ."iO-vara lots on the water front I
can't see how it has lost money. Tlie com
pany owns its own coal plant at the foot of
Beale street. It owns the Seattle coal mine,
and now receives £11 a ton for its coal, where
at one tiiue it was i>lml to receive SO tor it."
UOOIIAI.I. WILL PAY NAUGHT.
Ciiptdin Cbailei Gnodall wa3 seen last
owning at his residence, and in answer to a
reporter's queries said that he had heard
nothing of the attachments hnving been
issued. "I have been down to Palo Alto all
day." said the Captain, "and know iicthing
of what has transpired at the office."
" Had you any reason to, suspect that your
firm would to-day issue an attachment
against the Oregon Improvement Company,
Captain?"
"I cannot HI you what I suspect," an
swereU the Captain, smilingly.
" Does the Oregon Improvement Company
owe your firm a large amount of money?"
"That 1 cannot tell you until 1 examine
the books at the office to-morrow. I really
can tell you nothing about the matter yet,
a3 I liuve been away from the ( ffice for two
days. See me to-morrow and I may tell you
somethiug." And he wished tho reporter
good-niuht.
; I'KKKIXS DISCREETLY SILEXT.
•Mr. Perkins was seen at his house In
Oakland last night by The Call reporter,
but he maintained a discreet silence regard
ing the affair. ,-^K£fftre*e£>s9
— " You, come for an interview? I know
what you want," said he, addressing the re-'
porter, who bad nottnuq Iben to explain
the reason of the visit.
" Yes," was the reply, " I would feel
obliged if you favor me with a statement
regarding the attachment." '
■ "Well, really, I can't say anything about
it now. - You'd better see the manager of
the Oregon company. .. lie will tell you all
about it." •
" Is it true that that company has been
attached by your . people for $140,000?" was
then asked. ;.-•■ ■ .."•!•■ •••
"Now, I cannot say So; but there has
been ; some trouble, which - may be Satis
factorily settled by this hour." -
; ■ Mr. Perkins would make no further nd
missions, and seemed to guard himself, no
doubt, in consideration of the attached linn.
lie politely declined to answer any and all
questions about the Oregon company. ■
. ■ ONE OF VILLAKD'S ENTERPRISES.'
The Oregon Improvement Company was
Incorporated under the laws of the State of
Oregon, about eight i years ago, Henry Vil
laru being the prime mover in the organiza
tion. The company . owns the steamers
Walla Walla, Umatilla, Corona and Willam
ette. The three former are chartered from
the company by the Pacific Coast Steamship
Company, of which Goodall, Perkins & Co.
are agent*. The Oregon, improvement Com
pany owns n lame part of the stock of the
Pacific Coast * Steamship ■ Company. The
company itself runs the steamer Willamette,
John L. Howard acting as its agent in this
city. That gentleman could not be seen by
a reporter last eveuing. ~
Hfirbor Cnmmiaslnnem.
At a meeting of the Stale Board of Har
bor Commissioners yesterday the San Fran
cisco Bridge Company asked for an exten
sion of sixty days on the contract for building
the Lombard-street car-slip, but the appli
cation was laid over until the next meeting.
Bills of the/a Golden Gate Lumber Company,
amounting^ £38<>6 08, for piles, were ap
proved. Tlie pay-roll for November, amount
ing to £12,03t» 65, aud miscellaneous bills
aggregating S2UO!) 83 were also approved
and ordered paid.
Board of Tort Warden*.
i At a meeting of the Board, of Pott War
dens, held on the 18th . iust, Captain ! Otto
l.uders was elected President of the board
(or the ensuing term, vice John Martin, de
ceased. - ■..■.;■--<..■'.• ..^.. .;-_•■., ..- ■ . ..;
The llpcoml Krnki n.
Police Judge Joachimeen yesterday sen
tenced Annie rintt, an unfortunate woman,
to 200 days' imprisonment m the Cuunty Jail
f<<r robbing a visitor to her place of $-- a
few days ago.
PISTOL AND KNIFE.
A Tragedy Resulting From a
Qnarrel Over Money.
Completion and Acceptance of the Santa
Cm Water System.
Farmers in Eastern Washington Unable to
Secure the Transportation of Their
Wheat to the Seaboard.
Special to The Mornino ("alt.
Dattox (Wash.), Nov. 24.— 5. Marquis
and E. McCall became involved in a quarrel
about a few dollnrs to-day, when Marquis
drew his revolver and fired five shots, two
of them taking effect in McCall's body. 21c-
Call then walked iuto the house, and pro
curing a revolver fired several times at
Marquis without effect. McCali then fell to
the ground and ditd in a few minutes.
After the shooting Marquis stabbed himself
four tunes iv the right breast with a pocket
knife, and is now iv a dangerous condition.
McCall once represented this county in the
Territorial Legislature.
SANTA CKL'Z WATER WORKS.
The System Satisfactorily Completed and Ac
" cspted by the City. • '
Saxta Cnuz, Nov. 24.— The new ; system
of water works constructed for the city of
Santa Cruz under a contract with the firm
of Coffin & Stanton of New York City, was
formally turned over to the city this evening, |
the construction being completed and the
works ready for operation. . The Superin
tendent of Construction employed by the
city reported that the contract had been ful
filled to the letter in every detail, and in
some instances more and better work had
been performed than the specifications
called for. Walter Stanton, the representa
tive of the firm, : on making the tender of
the works to Him city in compliance with
the terms of the contract, of
fered to pay the city a bonus of
ten per cent over the cost o#
construction and keep the works. A reso
lution was passed by the Council accepting
the works amid the applause of a larae
audience of spectators present. The new
works have a capacity of supplying a town
fully three times the present size of Santa
Cruz. The water is brought by cravity
from a mount stream ten miles distant,
giving a pressure fui tire protection of 110
pounds. to the square huh, and capable of
throwing a stream over the top of the high
est liagstalt in the city.
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INSURANCE DECISION.
Suit of a Stockton Firm to Recover the Amcuot
Awarded by Arbitrators
Stockton, Nov. 24.— Judge Swinnerton
has rendered a decision in the suit of the
StocKton Combined Harvester and Agricul
tural Works vs. the Glenn Falls and other
insurance, companies. The harvester works
sued for $90,000, tiie amount ot insurance
awarded by arbitration ou burned property.
The defendants set up a cross complaint,
alleging that the burned property was uot
worib any w Here near the amount claimed,
and the arbit riition by which the award ol
S9O,OiX) was obtained was carried ou iv a
fraudulent mauuer. The decision of the
Court sustains the harvester company, and
denies the allegations of the cross com
plaint, but the case may be retried on the
original cumplaint.
WHEAT BLOCKADE. [
Insufficient Cars to Transport the Eastern
Wash:n;t-n Crop to the Beaboard.
Tacoma, Nov. 24.— The Chamber of Com
merce at a special meeting to-night adopted
a resolution calling on the railroads to fur
nish more cars to trausport wheat from
Eastern Washington and Oregon to the sea
board. There is a very largo wheat block
ade in Eastern Washington, where the srop
was enormous this year. Every depot and
warehouse is full, and much is piled in
sacks about the stations, but slightly pro
tected from the weather. The Presidents
of the Northern and Union Pacific lines
were telegraphed to asking that measures
be taken at once to afford relief and save the
farmers from loss.
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ELECTION CONTESTED. I
CbsrgEE But Fi-andn'.ent VotH.Wera Po'.!cd
in Co nsa Connty.
Coi.rsA, Nur. 24.— Papers were filed to
day with the County Clerk in the election
contest case of Campbell (It.) against Enkle
(D.) for a seat in the Assembly. The com
ulaint charges open fraud by the judges and
inspectors of election in two precincts at
Willows, and charges that fraudulent voles
were polled ;it every precinct in the couutv
but two. Considerable excitement prevails
hern and laree bets are beinc made on the
result of the contest. The returns gave
Exkle 23 majority, but Campbell claims the
election by a small majority.
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ELECTION OP DIUECTORS. ■
Meeting cf Stockbo'ders of the Fu ?e: S.-und
acd Alaska Stfannhip Company.
Seattle, Nov. 24.— The stockholders of
the Puget Souud nnd Alaska Steamship
Company held a meeting at Utsalady. The
following Bi;ard of Directors were elected
at the meeting: D. B. Jackson, Seattle;
Brown & Anderson. Tacnma; Colgate Hoyt
and T. F. Oakes. New York; C. H. Prcs
cott, Portland. The annual meeting for
the election of oflicers will be held at Tu
comft uext week.
Railroad Extension. |
Skattle, Nov. 24.— Track-laying on the
Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway
has been completed toSedro. A special train,
bearing about five hundred invited guests to
a celebration of the completion of thH Lake
Shore aud Eastern to tsetiro and the run
ning of the Northern Pacific trains from
Portland to Anarortes, will leave here to
morrow morning. *
/dmioislrator of a Hillionaire'i E«tate. j
Helen- A (Mont.), Nov. 24.— The State Su-
preme Court has affirmed the decision of the
lower court In making John " A. Davis ' ad
ministrator of his deceased" brother's
million-tlnllai estate. The contest over the
will, said to have been made in 186t> and
found after the case was settled in the lower
court, is not yet decided, i - - >„•..;■.
■ • .-■ ♦— —
Bain at Healdsbar?. \
Heai.dsbuhq, Nov. 24. — A welcome
shower of rain began falling here last even
ins anil lias continued up to this time. Every
body is happy over tlie pruspect ol iitiiue
diaie relict from ibe long-couttnu«U dusty
spell.
Firei at Witionville. !
Watsojjvii.le, Nov. 24. — The frequency
of tires here lately has caused much excite
ment. The City Trustees have ordered
twelve extra poli< c to remain on duty until
further uoticc-. * Tramps are now giving this
locality a wide bet th.
fmothired in « Mmm? Tunnel. ;
. DowNiKVn-LE, Nov. 24.— Mark Schpfield,
a pioneer citizen of . Northern ' Sierra, was
smothered in the North American ' Mining
tunnel last Saturday morning. The body
bad not been recovered at last advices. .

Fatal BoDßwav Accident.
Tacoma, Nov. 24.— Mrs. Alsop, wife of
J. E. Alsop, a well-known real estate dealer,
was thrown from a buggy during a runaway
here this afternoon aud almost instantly
killed.
Escapod From Jiil. j
Skatti.k, Nov. 24.— John Connelly and
John Allen, confined in the County Jail on
charges of larceny, escaped U>-day by saw
ing off the bars of their cells.
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" -, „ -Skeleton^ TJr.G-r &,?.--■• ':
Stockton, Nov. 24.— Walter Cady, \\Jio is
superint.Mifling a force of workmen eunajjed
in coustructtug a levee on Sauguiuutrttl'*
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PRICE FIVE CENTS.
ranch, ten miles from Bellota, a village near
Stockton, reports that ten skeletons hare
been un.arthed by workmen at different
places. Ihe remains are supposed to bo
those of Indians, killed in a battle with em
igrants, as the place where they were found
Is but a few hundred yards from an old am
igraut trail.
Mountain Fire.
El Verano, Nov. 24.— A fire broke out on
the mountain-- west of hero early this even
ing, and the II lines are rapidly spreading
and threatening the ranches. The wind in
rising and fears are entertained that uiucti
damage will be done.
BUREAU SYSTEM.
Adoption of a Plan for the GoVernment
,of the World's Fair. "
Chicago, Nov. 24.— The National World's
Fair .Commission this morning laid over lor :
future consideration the report of the Com- * "
mittee on Ceremonies recommending a mil- .
itaiy display. A resolution was pasted au- '
thorizing action with a view of securing the •
proper appointment of two Commissioners
from Alaska. There was much discussion .;
over a resolution providing for a scba- .
rate exhibit for the Afro-American race, %
an* it was finally referred to the Executive ."
Committee. The. report of the Committee
on Awards, recommending bronze medals
and certificates instead ot money premiums,
was adopted. ■ . " .
The lorelzn Affairs Committee, report ■
recommended the ndoptiou of a scheme to' j
establish a South ■ American • liureau at •
Washington. Commissioner Thatcner of-;
New York objected. The gentleman . who
proposed the plan, he said, personally repre- '
sented 'Secretary of State Hlaine. .lie •••
(Thatcher) objected to having the official seal'
of the coiunii-siou put cm mutter purely pol- '
itical and which he believed was designed to -
further the political fortunes . of the distin
guished Secretary. Governor Waller •of
Connecticut said there was no politics in .•
the committee report; it Blame got any -
benelil through the action of the committee
tin arranging the South American exhibit,
be was entitled to it. Tending the discus- .*.
sion the commission adjourned. .
The Conference Committee of the Nil- ; .
tional Commission and the local directory,
after .in nil day's session, adopted a report
providing for a bureau system. Fifteen, -
chiefs of bureaus and the Director-General -..
will direct the fair. Eight members of the ••
commission and eight Directors will consti- .
tute a committee to settle any differences •'
arising. The chiefs of bureaus will be ap- .
pointed by the Director-General, subject to -
the approval of the commission and direc- -
tory. The directory pays the salaries and .' ..
expenses of the bureaus. The bureaus will -
coincide will) the department's classification "'
system, to which are added the ■ bureaus of
forestry and Forest Products, Publicity
and , Promotion and Foreign Affairs. , The .' '
latter bureau, however, will not .interfere ..
with the Committee on Foreign Affairs of.
the commission. ■ ' • '
At a meeting of the lady managers Mm. - . '
L«gan urged that business be harried ."
through. "Every day we stay here," said. '••"
she. "costs the nation over. $1000. Let us .' '
do something and save ourselves from ridi- '• :
cule." The board then worked industriously •"
on the formulation of its ideas of what it •'
wanted to ask from the National Com ' -
sion. Among the matters proposed by.. the .'
different members were: An administrative '"
building for use of the board on the fair ■
grounds; no separate buildings for the ex-"-:-,
hibition of -women's work ; the salary of the .••..
Secretary to be $5000; that every exhibit be :
accompanied with a statement specifying ••
whether it is or is not " produced in whole . f
or in part by female labor." •'-;.■ - ; '•
Mis. Trautman of New York was elected. :.
First Vice-President. The other ,V.ice- ••
Presidents have not yet been selected. -, i ■ •■ :\
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A Forger Cocvicted.
New Yohk, Nov. 24.— The jury In the
cass of forger Smith rendered a verdict ol
guilty in the first degree, lie will be sen
tenced Wednesday.
DETEKMIJSKD TO DIB.
Anathemas Heaped Upon Dl«smer.lats by -
'- ';..!- a Siiiriile. ,''.•■
Joseph Daisy, a waiter at the Wigwam, !'
was found in an unconscious condition In
his room at 60 Annie street about 11 o'clock ' '
last night and was conveyed to the Receiv
ing Hospital. He is about 30 years of age, ■'
and had been rooming at the hoase for two .
weeks. .'•".— -... ;
Mrs. McKenna, the landlady, says that his -
mind has been considered unsound for some ',
time. He was f.und by bis room-mate, .Ed-' ■
ward Deary, who called an otter, it ' being
apparent that be hail taken some kind 61.-".
poisun. The. doctors at the hospital do not" .'
think he can live. • • ; ,
In his pockets were found a screed on
hypnotism, which was rather rambling in :
its style. . The following note written on a ••
couple of sheets of note-paper was also
found:" : ■ '
Will] my dying breath, I curse Protestor Burn*. •
mesmerist. He is the sreaiest scoundrel that
ever lived. ■ Whatever Is done, catch those mes- • ■•
merle scoundrels that played at Metropolitan .
Temple In the year 1888, or thereabouts. They " .
made me, ttiroucu their Infernal power, do tiling*
thai I -wouM not, under no other clicuiustaiices .
do. - They ■ could, - while 1 was living, derv ;
all the uulice power of the world. All '
my letters that 1 have written Ip Chief ■■
or Police Crowley . and Profesior Herman,
niHKiclao, are true. 1 have suffered through '
these scoundrels a thousand death*. Well, ilia ''■'.
wntiUas far as I am concernt-d. Is ended. - -
lln fist that my body De ulven to the Cooper -
Medical College ami . have an examination of my
brain.- Mind, a sanpr man' than me never lived. .'
I now so Into eternity. Farewell to my i>oor old
aunt and the ijlrl 1 love. . Joseph Daisy.
Fire on Eleventh Street.
The residence of C. A. Henson took fire
yesterday morning from the careless hand
ling of benzine. The alarm was turned in
fr.nn BoxT'J at 7:25 o'clock. The building is
located nt 2-14 Eleventh strict, and was
damaged to the extent of SI .TO.
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THE SMOKER
. Will have no other Tobacco '
Who ' once tries • ■ '.
"SEAL OF NORTH CAROLINA"
:' Plug Cut
This is the secret of its .
Immense sale. . '■■:
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BROTHERS."
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